Thirty–Third Sunday of the Year B
Psalm 15:5, 8–11 (R. v.1)
Hebrews 10:11–14, 18
Know That He Is Near
Next Sunday will be the last of this liturgical year, the end of another year of grace. In the hourglass of the liturgy, the sand of time has nearly run out. In two weeks time, Mother Church will turn it over, and the cycle of holy time will begin again. Already, on this next-to-the-last Sunday of the Church year, we find ourselves in a mysterious climate of “already” and “not yet.” The Word of God today draws us out of ourselves into a kind of expectant tension. “Know that He is near, at the very gates” (Mk 13:29). We are magnetized by the promises of Christ. Today’s Mass lifts us out of ourselves and projects us into the certainty of the glorious advent of the Son of Man.
Ever In My Sight
In the Responsorial Psalm, we heard the verse: “I keep the Lord ever in my sight” (Ps 15:8). This is the voice of the Church